For general business resources including mentoring, workshops, templates & tools, and definitions for business related terms here are two resources:
http://www.score.org/ -A lot of great resources are provided like how to write a business plan, and information on the legal, financial, marketing, and management sides of a business.
http://www.investopedia.com/ -This has a great business dictionary, professional quizzes and tests, personal finance and investing advice.
Another good resource to have is a funding source like kickstarter.com. Kickstarter funds creative projects and has funded over 42,000 projects to date. Micro-loans are also available (as I have talked about a lot on this blog) and are not just for those of developing countries. Kiva.org is a great resource for that.
Here are a couple of articles that challenge some of the traditional ideas in business:
An article on creating a Business plan or business map?
Another article that challenges the need to attend business school
Finally, an inspirational yet in some ways challenging article about a business that I frequent and its business model: “For-Benefit” business
I’d like to end this post by encouraging you, if you are a budding entrepreneur, to think creatively about your business and find out how you can make a greater impact worldwide as well as in your community with it as a for-benefit business. Henry David Thoreau advised individuals to “be not simply good; be good for something,” but his advice can also apply to business. For-benefit businesses seeks to not only provide a good product and good service but also be “good for something” as well.